Dr. Karen Parker, Ph.D.
Principle Investigator (P.I.)

Lauren Clarke
Medical Student

Robin Libove
Clinical Research Manager

Desiree Dupes
Administrative Associate

Daniel Bowling, Ph.D.

Alexandria Tartt
Medical Student

Briana Hernandez
Asst. Clinical Research Coordinator

Duyen Nguyen
Lab Technician

Ozge Oztan, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist

Kendall Coden
Graduate Student

Laura Del Rosso
Laboratory Manager

Lara Minassians
Asst. Clinical Research Coordinator


Former Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Where are they now?

  • Sanaz Amini, MA, CCC-SLP: Private Practice Speech Language Pathologist
  • Dean Carson, PhD: Vice President of Scientific Affairs, Saniona
  • Alvin Chiu, MS: Neuroscience PhD Student, University of Michigan
  • Debra Karhson, PhD: Assistant Professor, University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Jesus Madrid, PhD: Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University
  • Adam Myers, DVM: Laboratory Animal Medicine Resident, Tulane University
  • Kimberley Rainwater, DVM: Director of Veterinary Services, Fort Worth Zoo
  • Valentina Sclafani, PhD: Assistant Professor, University of Lincoln, UK
  • Kate Talbot, PhD: Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology


Former Undergraduates, Post-Baccalaureates, Coterminal Masters Students, and Research Staff

Where are they now?

  • Kylee Beck, MBA: Program Coordinator, Academic Advising Operations, Stanford University
  • Sean Berquist, MD: Surgical Resident, Stanford University
  • Katy Brewster, MD: Assistant Clinical Professor, Columbia University
  • Lauryn Cartagine: Masters in Counseling Student, Palo Alto University
  • Kendall Coden: NIH IRTA Fellow
  • Carl Cummings, MS, MBA: Product Management Lead at Chime
  • Kristen Hornbeak, MD: Emergency Medicine Physician, Scripps Clinic
  • Lisa Jackson, MA: Director of Operations, MobLab
  • Wendy Kalkus, DVM: Veterinarian in Private Practice
  • Alyssa Maness: Psychology PhD Student, UC Davis
  • Amanda Manorot, MD: Surgical Resident, University of Michigan
  • Michael Mariscal: Psychology PhD Student, Cornell University
  • Noreen Mohsin: Medical Student, University of Miami
  • Coby Moss: Master of Physician Assistant Studies Student, U. of Iowa
  • Donald Neal, MD: Medical Resident, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota 
  • Psalm Pineo-Cavanaugh: Post-Baccalaureate Junior Specialist, UCSF
  • Sophie Rose: Master's Student, John Hopkins School of Public Health
  • Sierra Simmons: Psychology PhD Student, Georgia State University
  • Raena Sumiyoshi: Portfolio Lead, Genentech
  • Serena (Tanaka) Tamura: Cellular Molecular Pharmacology PhD Student, UCSF
  • Ariana Tapia: Medical Student, Florida International University
  • Callum Trainor: Medical Student, University of Melbourne
  • Mackenzie Walter: Master's Student, Johns Hopkins 
  • Tara Trujillo: Medical Student, University of Colorado
  • Kaeli Yuen, MD: White House Presidential Innovation Fellow

Lab Members at Work and Play